Competitive Information for Dodrio [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Dodrio dodrio
Base Stats for Dodrio

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
Early BirdEarly Bird: This Pokemon's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1.
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Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.


Evolutions / Family:
Doduo
Dodrio

Weakness Chart for Normal/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
  
0x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dodrio? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Dodrio is a sensational Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty standard sight to see Dodrio out in the 4th generation battlefield. Dodrio is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Dodrio
Item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Early Bird
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 Atk / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Steel Wing
- Payback / Pursuit

Physical Sweeper Dodrio

Dodrio is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dodrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dodrio's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Early Bird, Dodrio's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Dodrio's defense by 1 stage).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Dodrio moves after the target).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).



Species: Dodrio
Item: Flame Orb
Ability: Early Bird
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird
- Knock Off
- Facade
- Return / Sky Attack

Dodrio Physical Tank (You Got Guts Kid)

Dodrio is a remarkable Physical Tank. It's designed to take a hefty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Flame Orb will burn Dodrio at the end of the turn. With Early Bird, Dodrio's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Knock Off is a physical 20-base power Dark-type move (target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Dodrio is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dodrio? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Dodrio
Item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
Ability: Early Bird
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 Atk / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Steel Wing
- Payback / Pursuit

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dodrio

Dodrio is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dodrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dodrio's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Early Bird, Dodrio's sleep counter drops by 2 instead of 1.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Dodrio's defense by 1 stage).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Dodrio moves after the target).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dodrio learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Double Hit
35
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dodrio can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Dodrio

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